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Bangladesh more peaceful than India?

Bangladesh more peaceful than India?

Bangladesh is the third most peaceful country in South Asia while Bhutan and Nepal secured the first and second positions in terms of peaceful country, said a new global report.…

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

Bangladesh’s Radio (Lady) Ga Ga

DHAKA : Women, aren’t really considered as subjects for media news coverage in patriarchal Bangladesh.  A recent media monitoring survey by the NGO Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS) revealed that…

Bangadeshi Hindus die in Stampede

Bangadeshi Hindus die in Stampede

Dacca [Bangladesh] :At least 10 Hindu pilgrims have been killed in a stampede during a bathing ritual associated with Ram Navami at a holy site in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. Police inspector…

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women : tell the world our story

Bangladesh’s ‘Rape camp’ Women :  tell the world our story

The first enactment of the play was met with silence…. And then the women said ‘Go out and tell the world our story!’ When writer and actor Leesa Gazi was…

Brave Bilal saves deer from drowning

Brave Bilal saves deer from drowning

The astonishing bravery of boy who risked his life to save baby deer in Bangladesh river by holding it above raging floodwaters was caught by a photographer and published in…

Bangla-China bhai bhai makes Uncle Sam uneasy?

Bangla-China bhai bhai makes Uncle Sam uneasy?

Is China wooing Bangladesh to balance out India, whatever the strategy the United States is wearing a worried look, as the following analysis that appeared in a Chinese publication suggests: …

Village Communities are the hot Bangla RJs

Village Communities are the hot Bangla RJs

Move over big city slickers, if this article is anything to go by, the hottest Radio Jockeys are those in a Bangladeshi village near you.  It’s the local lingo that’s broadcasting Bingo.…

Indo-Bangla trains suspended October 15-16

Indo-Bangla trains suspended October 15-16

New Delhi: Railways have decided to suspend the services of Kolkata-Dhaka Maitree Express for two days from October 15 on the request of Bangladesh Railway to avoid operational complications arising…

Sex workers are the real victims of ‘war on trafficking’

Sex workers are the real victims of ‘war on trafficking’

KATHMANDU: According to research compiled by WHO and the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS, nearly half of the street-based sex workers in Bangladesh reported being raped by “men in…

Death Sentence for Bangladesh Islamist War criminal

Death Sentence for Bangladesh Islamist War criminal

DHAKA, Bangladesh: A special tribunal has sentenced a senior leader of an Islamic party to death for his role in the kidnapping and killing of people involving Bangladesh’s independence war…

Ghulam Azam sentenced for War Crimes

Ghulam Azam sentenced for War Crimes

Dhaka: A war crimes court has found Islamist Ghulam Azam guilty of five charges relating to Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence with Pakistan. Ghulam Azam was sentenced to 90 years…

Islamists target Christians in Bangladesh, spread terror

Islamists target Christians in Bangladesh, spread terror

Anti-socials and mobsters abetted by Islamist Fundamentalist forces in Bangladesh have gone on a systematic intimidation campaign against Christians in the rural  areas of Bangladesh. The target are Christian adivasi tribes. Observers…

Bangladesh joins 100 million cell-phone club

Bangladesh joins 100 million cell-phone club

Bangladesh is the latest nation to join the 100 million active cell phone users club – a milestone reached so far by only 12 countries in the world. Just twenty…

Bangla court hands death sentence to Islamist

Bangla court hands death sentence to Islamist

DHAKA: A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal convicted and sentenced an Islamist party leader to death on Thursday, raising fears of a repeat of clashes between police and protesters after fellow…

Bangla PM vetoes Islamists’ Blasphemy Law demand

Bangla PM vetoes Islamists’ Blasphemy Law demand

Islamists will not be allowed to call the shots in Bangladesh, at least until Shiekh Hasina is in control. And,  as of now, a ‘state of emergency’ will not be…

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